Life is like a chess game, with good on one side and evil on the other. As it states in 2 Corinthians 10:4, “The weapons of our warfare are not worldly, but are powerful through God for the demolition of strongholds.” (HCSB). In order to stand and fight satan we are instructed in Ephesians 6:11 to”Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes.”and with Ephesians 4:14 we are further instructed so “Then we will no longer be infants, tossed back and forth by the waves, and blown here and there by every wind of teaching and by the cunning and craftiness of men in their deceitful scheming.” God gives you every tool that you need to walk in his light. To be the person with Christ-like characteristics is the ultimate goal in life. Loving others is not always easy, but Jesus said in his Word, “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.” (NIV).
So how do you think this chess game works between God and satan? I would imagine that each piece is a human soul. There is never a check mate with God, He always prevails and wins. Although the devil, may collect a piece here and there, Christians will be able to say, “But thank God! He has made us his captives and continues to lead us along in Christ’s triumphal procession. Now he uses us to spread the knowledge of Christ everywhere, like a sweet perfume.” John 13:34-35. (NLT).
God loves you, and when you believe that God loves you, you begin to talk like God, act like God, and through Faith, it becomes easier to love others. Jesus is very clear in His instructions to us, but if we do not know how to do something, if we ask Him, He will show us.
“ Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. 8 Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love. 9 This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him. 10 This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins. 11 Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. 12 No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another, God lives in us and his love is made complete in us. I will leave you with a final Word, it can be found in 1 John 4:7-21.
13 This is how we know that we live in him and he in us: He has given us of his Spirit. 14 And we have seen and testify that the Father has sent his Son to be the Savior of the world. 15 If anyone acknowledges that Jesus is the Son of God, God lives in them and they in God. 16 And so we know and rely on the love God has for us.
God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in them. 17 This is how love is made complete among us so that we will have confidence on the day of judgment: In this world we are like Jesus. 18 There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love.
19 We love because he first loved us. 20 Whoever claims to love God yet hates a brother or sister is a liar. For whoever does not love their brother and sister, whom they have seen, cannot love God, whom they have not seen. 21 And he has given us this command: Anyone who loves God must also love their brother and sister. “